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Daily Calendar for Thursday, September 29, 2022

Born

  • Francois Boucher (painter)
  • Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (author)
  • Henry Hobson Richardson (architect)
  • Herbert Agar (journalist)
  • Gene Autry (actor)
  • Michelangelo Antonioni (director)
  • Stanley Kramer (producer)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis (musician)
  • Madeline Kahn (actress)
  • Lech Walesa (Polish labor leader)
  • Bryant Gumbel (broadcast journalist)

Died

  • William Topaz McGonagall (poet)
  • W. H. Auden (poet)
  • Roy Lichtenstein (artist)
  • Tony Curtis (actor)

Events

  • Canadian satellite, Alouette 1, was launched
  • OSO 7 solar satellite launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida
  • Space shuttle Discovery launched
  • $389,500 paid for Lou Gehrig’s last baseball glove
  • 2-pound 13-ounce southern kingfish caught near Sandbridge, Virginia
  • Adventurer David Hempleman-Adams became the first person to cross the Atlantic solo in an open wicker basket balloon, landing in England after surviving hail, snow and a Concorde’s sonic boom. He lifted off from Sussex in New Brunswick, Canada
  • John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in as the 17th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
  • 31 ears of corn husked by 4 people in 1 minute, Markham, Ontario

Weather

  • Hurricane hit SE Louisiana. Wind gusts up to 140 mph recorded
  • Tornado hit Charleston, South Carolina
  • Snow began to fall in Caribou, Maine, and ended on the 30th, with 2.5 inches accumulating

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